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So I have recently started running around with the bow equipped with the scope. When I am zoomed in, the markers indicate which point is aiming at what distance. I try to estimate the virtual distance and line up the corresponding marker in the scope but when I let go, the bolt falls embarrassingly short. So my question is: Are the measurements in feet or meters?

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From what I recall, the measurements are in meters.

As for the measurements, here is a good thread for tips on shooting with the bow: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/632849-far-cry-3/64795166

Here is an excerpt:

Place the 0 marker on their head, if the 100 marker stops at their feet they are 25 meters away.

Place the 50 marker on their head, if the 80 marker stops at their knee they are 50 meters away.

Place the 0 marker on their head, if the 50 marker stops at their knee they are 80 meters away.

Place the 0 marker on their head, if the 50 marker stops at their feet they are 100 meters away.

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  • Thank you. Admittedly that does sound a little complicated but I will give it a go. When i try to reckon a distance to target in game, I fail miserably. Am I the only person to have these issues with the bow? I feel if may be slapstick for me to start a new question solely based on that. Oct 23, 2014 at 12:20
  • The estimation of the distance with the bow requires trial-and-error... No one is good at it the first time and it takes practice.
    – user33331
    Oct 23, 2014 at 17:24
  • Thank you AV. After playing major stealthy assassin marksman type characters in oblivion and skyrim I had delusions of grandeur about using the bow in far cry but I have been brought back to earth in a rather unceremonious fashion. I have the bit between my teeth now. Oct 24, 2014 at 1:55

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